Home Care Assistance Expands Leadership Team; CareCentrix Appoints NHPCO’s Edo Banach to Advisory Board

Home Care Assistance expands leadership team San Francisco-based Home Care Assistance is expanding its executive team. Ty Shay will serve as president of the in-home care provider moving forward, while Michael Schantz will serve as chief financial officer. Home Care Assistance is an international company that provides hourly home care, 24-hour care and hospital-to-home services, […]

Amedisys CEO Shares Origin Story Behind Personal Care Network with ClearCare

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is just a couple months into its partnership with ClearCare Inc., and already the duo’s personal care network has exceeded 700 agencies. The goal is to expand the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health company’s reach and capabilities in the home, while also opening the door for Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities. All […]

Amazon Rolls Out In-Home Care Offering ‘Amazon Care’

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has launched a new virtual care clinic, which will give employees access to telehealth and in-home care, according to CNBC. While public details are relatively sparse, the move potentially sets Amazon up for a broader expansion down the road. The goal of the pilot program — called Amazon Care — is to […]

CMS: Hundreds of Medicare Advantage Plans Preparing to Roll Out New Home Care Benefits in 2020

As more Medicare Advantage (MA) plans prepare to roll out new home care benefits in 2020, premiums are expected to drop 23% next year, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. The news comes as more and more entrants continue to break into the market — and as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prepares […]

At-Home Care Fueling Disruptive Medicare Advantage Startups

The Medicare Advantage (MA) landscape is heating up like never before, largely thanks to continued flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allow plans to cover a variety of nonmedical benefits.  Plans’ newfound ability to offer supplemental benefits such as home care and transportation for certain beneficiaries is drawing a number […]

Why Daily Pay Is Home Care’s ‘Flavor of the Day’

Preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other regulatory hurdles has largely taken center stage in the home health care world. But when it comes to at-home care operations outside of the Medicare environment, workforce challenges remain top of mind for many executives. That group includes the leaders of Right at Home, Interim HealthCare […]

Arosa+LivHome Makes Sixth Home Care Acquisition with Purchase of LifeLinks

Arosa+LivHome shows no signs of slowing down on the M&A front. The company recently announced it has agreed to acquire LifeLinks, a care management provider that operates in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, Arosa+LivHome was formed in October 2018 after […]

Consumer-Directed Regulatory Changes Trigger Home Care Layoffs, Possible Closures

Less than three weeks in, regulatory changes in one state are already threatening to shrink the home-based care workforce there. The news comes out of New York, following Sept. 1 changes to the state’s Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), which allows seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid-certified home care to choose their own […]